Seen links with Christof Bartneck before, in connection with Pirsig & ZMM writings, but can’t find any previous links in the blog, not even in the old Pirsig Pages ? Thanks to Henry Gurr for his link to this new paper from Bartneck.
Entries from July 2009
0 July 31, 2009 at 2:23am by Psybertron
0 July 30, 2009 at 3:34am by Psybertron
Classic example. The headline says “Dalglish Grenade” The story actually says “”not connected to Dalglish”
2 July 29, 2009 at 2:15pm by Psybertron
Talking of Australian intellectals as we were very briefly in the previous post, by some spooky coincidence, I’ve been reading Bennett & Hacker “Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience” for the last couple of days. Hacker is P M S Hacker the Oxford philosopher, whereas M R Bennett is chair of physiology in Sydney. Where to start […]
0 July 29, 2009 at 1:43am by Psybertron
Are there any ? “detailed programmatic specificity” And now, back to the cricket.
0 July 29, 2009 at 1:12am by Psybertron
The good meme continues, but this is an interesting example in the legal profession. Thanks to Rebecca for the link.
0 July 28, 2009 at 2:24pm by Psybertron
Read and recently re-read “The Emerging Mind” originally prepared as the 2003 BBC Reith Lectures byVilayanur Ramachandran – Rama to his friends aparently. First time through (the book) I was initially disappointed (as ever) but in fact the book of 5 lectures is a gem. I was initially put off by his early suggestion that […]
0 July 28, 2009 at 1:39pm by Psybertron
Mr Brick & Mr Rock ?!?
0 July 28, 2009 at 10:49am by Psybertron
Interesting seminar from FIATECH by Jerome Glenn of The Millennium Project – trans-institutional think tank on forecastsing preparing for the future. (See the 15 challenges). Maturing technology possibilities and the highest level sustainability and ethical conflict agenda presented in a business environment. eg genetic engineering of self-organizing (new) lifeforms anyone ? (See previous Josephson link.) […]
4 July 28, 2009 at 2:46am by Psybertron
Thanks to PZ Myers for the links to this Jerry Coyne piece on Francis Collins (Obama’s choice for NIH Director) lecture at UC Berkeley. (And a review by Sam Harris.) Dr. Collins will have more responsibility for biomedical and health-related research than any person on earth, controlling an annual budget of more than $30 billion. […]
0 July 27, 2009 at 8:45am by Psybertron
Controversy is good for selling books, and Joan Roughgarden’s “The Genial Gene” is already on my list – but good to see this dampener from New Scientist. Good because it’s the story I’ve been peddling for quite some time. After all, most behavioural ecologists admit that it is sometimes in an individual’s best interest to cooperate […]
1 July 27, 2009 at 3:18am by Psybertron
Thanks to Sam for this link to this Terry Eagleton interview by Laurie Taylor in the New Humanist. Pretty sure I have this original link to Eagleton’s review of The God Delusion, but just in case. Great interview anyway. Several points to pick-up on … the inevitability of progress Eagleton referring to Dawkins beliefs. The […]
0 July 27, 2009 at 2:04am by Psybertron
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0 July 27, 2009 at 2:01am by Psybertron
Things move fast.
21 July 23, 2009 at 2:27am by Psybertron
Two pre-amble points. Firstly, in a way, arriving at a “working understanding”, as opposed to a “definition”, is part of what radical empiricism is about. Going directly from phenomena experienced to definion is too intellectual too quick and misses out the radical empiricism itself. Secondly, the term “radical” is easy to misuse. Dave Buchanan accused me […]
0 July 17, 2009 at 5:13am by Psybertron
And satirize it in literal translation in words and action. Very good. Thanks to Ron over at MD.
8 July 17, 2009 at 1:19am by Psybertron
I like to think of myself as (I’ve even been branded) a “sophisticated atheist” and, as an “open-minded scientist”, I’ve been a fan for several years of Brian Josephson; staunch Nodel-laureate defender against bad knee-jerk science. Feb 2009 article here from Brian, about the case last year where Michael Reiss (a Theist) came to “step […]
0 July 16, 2009 at 2:33am by Psybertron
The consipracy (!) continues. See Foucault’s Pendulum – [here] and [here].
0 July 15, 2009 at 6:31am by Psybertron
Wow. Scary. Only 3 days after first diagnosis.
0 July 15, 2009 at 2:28am by Psybertron
Well done Google. When Google announced its Chrome operating system last week, the blogosphere watched and waited for Microsoft to react.
2 July 15, 2009 at 1:35am by Psybertron
I’ve been thinking of something positive to say about Antonio Damasio’s Somatic Marker Theory since finishing “Descartes’ Error”. For anyone who believes … the common-sense view of decison-making is a logical sequence of weighing up all available options objectively. the common-sense view of mind and body involves understanding the “brain” distinct from the “body proper”. […]
0 July 15, 2009 at 12:51am by Psybertron
More objectification of binary choices.